You would have definitely come across death in your family, neighbors or friend’s family. It is a matter of grief for the closed ones and other people like neighbors, relatives, and friends help in carrying out the necessary funeral activities. Nowadays there are many funeral service providers available in many cities, who take care of all the funeral-related works. However, they may miss important tasks while carrying out their job because of a lack of awareness, no instructions from the client, a lack of assistance, etc. In this scenario, you can help the aggrieved family by working with the funeral service provider and supervising the work. You may focus on some key aspects as described in this article further.
Knowledge of rituals
Ensure that the funeral service provider is arranging people with the knowledge of the rituals for the required community. In case they require assistance for any family-specific requirement, you can get knowledgeable persons from the aggrieved family for short discussions and proceed ahead. You should ensure that the service provider arranges for priests and the required materials for ritual.
Body to be cremated or buried
The knowledge of the fact that the final ritual will be a burial or cremation, is definitely required. You shall not assume anything and proceed. Instead, ask the family and then go ahead. You shall ensure that the service provider is ready with the requirement of the funeral as per the burial of cremation.
Arrangement of the funeral vehicle and another requirement
The service provider shall be capable of arranging funeral vehicles and other requirements. You can discuss with the family about the requirements like plans for the display of the remains, requirements of the mobile freezer, etc. Also, ensure the availability of a hearse van with driver and arrangement of the open or closed casket, as required.
Repatriation needed or not
Repatriation of the remains is a task that requires paperwork and a lot of effort and time. Since time is quite crucial in these sort of cases, thus it is very important for the service provider to have clarity in their approach, as well as have all the details necessary to carry out this task. You shall be instrumental in arranging necessary details and documents from the aggrieved family and assist the service provider.
Distance from funeral place.
You should be clear about the burial ground or the cremation site, where the funeral arrangements have to be made and proceedings are to be carried out. It shall be properly and timely communicated to the service provider so that they plan the activities accordingly.
People nowadays choose funeral service providers during their time of grief. These agencies have a general clarity about the procedures and the formalities involved. However, they may require assistance on a few occasions like getting personal details, family-specific rituals etc. If you happen to be a friend of the aggrieved family then, you may coordinate between the family and the agency to ensure that the proceedings go smooth and without inconvenience.